Fifth Grade Graduation – The Climb

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My husband Reggie and I attended Michael's fifth grade graduation last Friday. I thought that I would cry, but I did not. In fact, I'm kind of relieved. Although he is ending one chapter and starting another, I'm kind of ready for this chapter to be over. The last couple of years has been a bit challenging. While the education that Michael has received has been outstanding, I have questioned our Continue Reading

My CookUnity NYC Experience
(Plus Special Code Good for 2 Free Meals!)


Sometimes, I am reminded of how convenient it was to live in Manhattan. CookUnity, a new food delivery service, is a perfect example of the things that I miss. Created for busy parents, CookUnity has real NYC chefs prepare homemade meals with farm-fresh ingredients that are delivered to your (Manhattan) home. On top of that, the meals are actually really affordable - comparable to ordering (not as Continue Reading

Inside Out Movie Review
(The Unintentional Arrogance of Joy)

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Last week, my family attended an advance media screening of the Inside Out movie. The movie opens in theaters today (June 19th). Friends have been asking me if they should take their kids to see it. My answer is, "It depends..." Before I go all deep in my analysis of the film, I want to share the opinions of my husband and sons. Reggie (adult): I don't think that the movie is suitable for Continue Reading

Business Decision Makers Can Earn Rewards with ProOpinion

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I don't know about your family, but the summer is one of the most expensive times of the year for my family. There are several expenses that I have placed in the family budget (a cruise with my mom, a couple of amusement park trips with Reggie and the boys, a week of camp for Michael, new beds and bedding for the boys, etc.) as I planned for the summer. I need to ask my boss for a summer raise. Continue Reading

Preventing Summer Brain Drain
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I have been receiving several pitches lately about avoiding or preventing summer brain drain. I must admit that academics will only be a very small part of "Camp Coleman" this summer. Both of my sons do really well academically during the school year and normally their teachers encourage me to just let them enjoy their summer vacations. One thing that the boys do year-round though is read...a lot. Continue Reading